Padova Wi-fi

Padua, just like a growing number of other cities around the world, has opened up a series of free Wi-Fi hotspots in the most beautiful parts of the city easily accessible to the public. Thanks to Padova Wi-Fi Net, anybody can have free internet access. You can navigate the web as if you were at home, and freely connect through your instant messaging, VoIP and video applications to anyone around the world while sitting in many open spaces in the city.

WiFi connection is available in many university facilities and city places, such as:

  • study room ex Fiat, via Venezia
  • study room ESU e disabili, via Portello
  • study room, riviera Tito Livio
  • study room, via Galilei
  • study room, via Jappelli
  • study room, via Marsala
  • study rooms, at Azienda Ospedaliera
  • collegio Morgagni
  • tram stops, from Guizza (south terminus) to Pontevigodarzere (north terminus)
  • Piovego canteen
  • Palazzo Bo, via VIII febbraio
  • Palazzo Maldura, via B. Pellegrino
  • Palazzo Liviano, piazza Capitaniato 7
  • Palazzo Magistero, piazza Capitaniato 3
  • piazza Antenore
  • piazza Cavour
  • piazza della Frutta
  • piazza delle Erbe
  • piazza Garibaldi
  • piazza dei Signori
  • Prato della Valle

Map of hotspot locations


The University of Padua is expanding the Eduroam network’s coverage in its areas. The network is open to all students and staff members of the University of Padua as well as to guests coming from other institutions participating in the education roaming.

Eduroam is a secure wireless network. It has been developed for the education and research community and it is used by millions of users from thousands of universities in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Thanks to Eduroam, users from any institution participating in the initiative can connect to internet at their home institution as well as other institutions where the network access is available.

How to get connected

To access Eduroam you first need to configure your device (tablet, smartphone, laptop) and install the digital certificate to activate your device and make the internet connectivity secure. This procedure is specific for each institution and must be run only once at your home institution since support for Eduroam is provided by your home institution.

If you have already activated Eduroam at your home institution, you can continue to get connected through your credentials issued by your home institution; no other action will be necessary.

If you have never activated Eduroam and you are a staff member or a student of the University of Padua you first need to configure your device (tablet, smartphone, laptop) using the parameters the University provides you with (username, password, digital certificate, cryptographic methods,etc).
The University of Padua is subscribed to the CAT (eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool) to enable the automatic configuration of your device. You can download the configuration tool on the website cat.eduroam.org by clicking on the button "Clicca qui per scaricare il tuo programma di installazione eduroam" and choosing "Università di Padova". Once you have installed the configuration tool, you just need to insert the credentials issued by the University of Padua. Do not forget to type the domain @unipd.it or @studenti.unipd.it.

For any technical problem you may find, you can email the support service at 'supporto.eduroam@unipd.it'.

Web: www.ict.unipd.it/eduroam (in Italian)